‘I’d love to do more training, but I don’t have the time.’
I’m sure you’ve heard this statement, or said it yourself. It seems the further you go in your career, the less time you have to do training and this means when you do attend a program, every second has to be worth it.
A trend in my business has been for people to attend one-to-one training. For one client, I designed five modules, each lasting two hours and each covering a different area of communication she wanted to improve in. Another request came from a diplomat who was about to take up a new overseas posting. Limited time meant we organised a short evening session to brush up on presentation skills and deal with media interviews in a second language. It’s easy to see from these examples that standard training courses don’t ‘cut it’ for the realities of some individuals.
Consider the advantages of one-to-one training:
- Less, or no, repetition of material you have covered in other courses. The training consultant can help select material to meet your precise needs. You save time.
- Training can be conducted outside ‘normal’ working hours and in an environment which suits you.
- You work at your own pace.
- You can privately explore issues and case study material which are pertinent to you and your industry.
- You are free from other course participants who may have different learning styles, abilities and temperaments. While these factors can enhance a training experience, they can also detract from it.
If you are considering developing your professional skills, then think about one-to-one training. Have a look at my website, or contact me on (03) 9372 5604 or by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great month!